Flight 6231

Flight 6231 (HM1RCT)

Location: Stony Point, NY 10980 Rockland County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 13.955', W 74° 4.979'

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Northwest Airlines Flight 6231

On December 1, 1974 a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 flying between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Buffalo, NY, encountered atmospheric icing and crashed on this site. Flight 6231 was operating a ferry flight, having been chartered to pick up the Baltimore Colts football team. Three crew members, the only people aboard the aircraft, were killed in the crash. The accident and subsequent federal investigation prompted changes in cockpit design and advancements in commercial pilot training practiced by airlines today. In loving memory Capt. John B. Lagorio, 1st Officer Walter (Jim) A. Zadra, 2nd Officer James (Jim) Cox. Dedicated 2015. The Historical Society of Rockland County
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HM NumberHM1RCT
Year Placed2015
Placed ByHistorical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region; Rockland Road Runners; The Interstate Park Commission and Rockland County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 576851 N 4564981
Decimal Degrees41.23258333, -74.08298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 13.955', W 74° 4.979'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 13' 57.3" N, 74° 4' 58.74" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near New York State Reference Rte 987A, Stony Point NY 10980, US
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